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#11 JaSAn

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 04:42 PM

As the screw pattern is not the same, I assume you had to silicone fill all the old holes?

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My Grandby is old (1976) so I had the old style draw latches so I was drilling new holes anyway.

Old holes were filled with caulk and were covered by the new latch footprint.

 

I agree with WSage, unless you are adjusting the latches periodically rust on the threads will just lock them in place.


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Posted 12 June 2022 - 05:30 PM

I spent an hour wire brushed them all. I then snuck in and got the wife's "Hard as Nails" clear enamel and coated them all where there was rust. I can live with it. A lot less work/time/money. Maybe I'll go with a sexy color next time! 

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 09:06 PM

I spent an hour wire brushed them all. I then snuck in and got the wife's "Hard as Nails" clear enamel and coated them all where there was rust. I can live with it. A lot less work/time/money. Maybe I'll go with a sexy color next time! 

For a sexy color, choose a high visibility color for the parts visible when latch is open to make it easy to see that all latches are released when popping the top & that all are closed when preparing to leave. Two birds, one stone.

 

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I thought getting old would take longer.

#14 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 13 June 2022 - 12:16 AM

At 13 years I haven't had any major rust issues.

Just a bit of white oxidizing on the threads.

Nothing like your rusted parts.

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#15 2Z Bundok

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Posted 03 September 2022 - 12:15 PM

I was glad to seal and re-drill holes as the original holes egged out (slightly rotted) and screws rusty.  It occurs to me that the threads are only used for initial adjustment.  With proper adjustment it would be ok to remove and paint the threads!  breaking the paint only at the necessary, standard use, hinge points.  Good for another 10 years.


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